Do you feel like you are just another fly in a cubicle inside your office with little to no ways to practice personal growth? Utilizing ways of becoming a leader are sometimes difficult to practice or incorporate in a pretty simple routine. Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate leadership growth into your office lifestyle.
1) Ask your boss about new opportunities
Without making it sound like a complaint, express your concern about leadership to your boss. Remember to do it in a way that would be helpful to the office as a whole, and not just for your own need for personal growth. Every office has an area that management would like to work on and use this as an opportunity for a deeper calling to your spirit for personal growth.
2) Take a good hard look at where things need improvement in your office
As I stated in number one, every office has an area that management would like to work on. Sometimes it is driving in new customers, sometimes it is making up for a loss in the company or a job. Offer to use your ideas to help improve the issues that are going on.
3) Come up with a new tradition to change attitudes
Coffee and donuts on Fridays, random “thank you” cards to those that go above and beyond, or a group luncheon once a week. These are all simple acts that improve moral but show others that you have great leadership skills. Earn respect in the office through kindness and pleasing those around you. Like that old saying goes “You get honey with sugar and not vinegar”. Not suggesting that bribery is a good way to go about things, make sure whatever gesture you use is sincere and from the heart.
4) Do not be afraid to get to know your co-workers more personally
Creating a more unified environment is a great way to show off your abilities. It is also a great way to see where others fit in. Everyone has a specific love language or way they open up to others and getting to know the people around you not only creates opportunities for you, but it can also create opportunities for them.
5) Utilize a planner for tracking your inner leader
Every day we can get caught in the same old routines and not allow ourselves to grow to our potential. Make yourself a new habit by practicing something fresh every single day. Keep a tracker so you can look back and see how much progress you have made and maybe decide where to go from there.
Everyone has a leader inside of them. Whether they want to open it up or not depends on not only who they are, but the effort they put forth into their everyday lives.
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